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Football: Sanogo upstages Sanchez in Arsenal romp

Published on Aug 3, 2014 6:57 AM
Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo (right) scores past Benfica's goalkeeper Moraes Artur during their Emirates Cup soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London on Aug 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - French striker Yaya Sanogo scored four times as Arsenal crushed Portuguese champions Benfica 5-1 at the Emirates Cup friendly tournament in London on Saturday.

The 21-year-old, who has never scored a competitive goal for the club, claimed a first-half hat-trick and added another goal in the second half to upstage star signing Alexis Sanchez, who made his first appearance as a late substitute.

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell, back at Arsenal after three seasons out on loan, scored the hosts’ other goal, with Nicolas Gaitan replying for Europa League runners-up Benfica.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed Sanogo and Campbell, 22, for their displays and said that he did not intend to send either of them out on loan this season.

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